Keith McMillen Instruments has introduced StringPort, “the first computer platform for guitar.”
The StringPort processes, converts and conveys to the computer the polyphonic audio from industry-standard hexaphonic pickups (like the GK, Graph Tek, Zeta and RMC models) through high speed USB2.
The software suite includes 24 applications including fast and accurate Analysis (for converting a performance into control data), powerful Polyphonic FX Processing (Wave Guide, PolyFuzz, Phase Vocoder, SMACK), a versatile VST FX Wall, a side of Synthesis (Classic FM and direct support for Synful synthesizer), a Notation application and MIDI Out.
KMI has written custom drivers with low latencies and all their applications take advantage of multi-threading and multiple cores. High resolution (24bit) converters and impeccable design provide greater than 92 dB SNR from analog in to analog out.
StringPort hardware and software suite retail for $995, but are on sale for $795 through July 31st.